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It is just one room. You have to sleep on the floor obviously, so if you are not get used to it you will be extremely tired the next day. My impression- it is horrible and not cause of little room and bathroom but cause...More
The place quite close to Kyoto station, 5-7 minutes walk. Staff can communicate in English although not very well. They are nice and honest. Our room was clean and cozy in 90% Japanese + 10% city style with bathroom inside. Yukata dresses were also available...More
We stayed here for 3 nights in early April 2014 as part of a 2 week trip visiting Japan. This is a city-based traditional ryokan so please don't expect a western style room with Japanese flare. It is in a central location less than 10...More
My husband and I stayed here 3 nights in late March, after spending a week in traditional guest houses throughout Japan. The place was clean, with an en-suite bathroom which was cool (almost like an airplane bathroom but with a tub and shower). The futon's...More
My daughter and I spent three nights in this ryokan, the first and only on the our week trip. Compared to some, this is not pretty from the outside. However, the rooms work well and despite having no English of note, the staff are very...More
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.